WE appreciate SUSHI!


Dear Friends

This time, we travelled to JAPAN to enjoy sushi in a different way. Japanese cuisine is one of the most famous in the world and collects admirers in all corners of the planet.

With exotic flavors, varied dishes based on fish and a charming way of eating with chopsticks, this is considered one of the healthiest cuisines of the international cuisine.

In Japan, among its 1042 islands in the Pacific, you will always find incredible landscapes that will surprise you at every moment. Japanese culture is a mixture of various influences that arrived on these islands from the Asian continent. Due to its geographical location, fish and seafood are always present. On any given day, you will see them eating vegetable soup, some rice and some fish. Like everything in this country, Japan's cuisine has to follow a certain order. First, they eat the produce of the mountains, then that of the sea, and finally that of the countryside. They have also eaten meat and chicken for 500 years, due to contact with the Portuguese.

Food is one of the most important things in Japanese culture. Both preparation and presentation have to be perfect; that's why they put a lot of time and effort into their preparation and presentation. The Japanese believe that food should first be tasted with the eyes and then felt on the palate.

In JAPAN the craft of sushi is taken to religious extremes, with renowned chefs who train for decades to achieve the highest level of taste. Usually the cost of this magnificent cuisine is taken, but it has not always been. Japanese sushi has its roots in the street food culture of medieval Tokyo, with pieces of nigiri (a rectangular bed of rice seasoned with vinegar and topped with a slice of raw fish).

Jiro Ono is regarded by his contemporaries as one of the greatest living sushi artisans and is credited for the innovative methods used in modern sushi preparation. Ono was born in the city of Tenryū, now Hamamatsu, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He started working in a local restaurant from the age of seven, before moving to Tokyo to study as an apprentice. He became a qualified sushi chef in 1951 and opened Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Japanese sushi restaurant in Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Sukiyabashi is a three Michelin star restaurant. Ono has been recognised by the Japanese government as a "national treasure" and "master" for his contribution to japanese cuisine.

Ono served former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and President Barack Obama at Sukiyabashi Jiro. Obama stated, "I was born in Hawaii and ate a lot of sushi, but this was the best sushi I've ever had in my life."

Jiro Ono is the 'alma mater' of Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant (Tokyo),he is attentive, dedicated, tireless and persevering and gets up each day with the sole aim of creating the best piece of sushi, always accompanied by delicate, exquisite and impeccable service. Those who have been lucky enough to eat at his restaurant say that Ono complies by far with the three basic parameters of the Michelin Guide: quality, creativity and constancy. He himself guarantees the food OF YOUR DREAMS. And the truth is that the simplicity of his dishes overflows with inexplicable purity and deep flavour.

楽しめ [Tanoshime]

A huge Xiiiiiii! Fatima C. Brízio